Category: politics

Live blogging Town Meeting: 300 people, 27 articles — Fun!

7:45PM live blogging here– starting a bit late here and with a different feel under new moderator Mike Widmer, with both an ecumenical prayer (not sure how I feel about that), the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance (eh) and…

Open Meeting Laws: Just because you’re paranoid…

Remember that old saying “just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you”? Well, that was the saying that ran through my mind after hearing back from Middlesex Assistant DA Robert Bender. I wrote to the…

Belmont PD virtual tour (part 2 of 2)

We’re continuing our virtual tour of Belmont’s police headquarters today, with the help of Chief Richard McLaughlin, who gave me a walk around earlier in the month. If you remember from B2’s previous post, the police HQ is in rough…

In the Mix: Dan Leclerc – town should focus on sustaining services

I was pleased to sit down at Bruegger’s Bagels on Friday morning and chat with one of our Selectmen, Dan Leclerc, about the coming override(s), some of the challenges facing the town, and life as a Selectman. This was a…

Belmont PD virtual tour

As we all know, the town has a long list of capital projects that need attention. In the immediate future, there’s an override vote for road reconstruction in June. At B2, our attention is focused on the Wellington School, which…

Selectmen’s new e-mail policy doesn’t add up

First off, my sincere apologies for the delay in writing this week — work has taken me offline and out of town for much of the last week. The good news is that there is some cool new content in…

In the Mix: Will Brownsberger (Part 2)

This continues my post from last week on my recent interview with Will Brownsberger, longtime Belmont Selectman and now our State Rep. You can read the first part of the interview here. BloggingBelmont (B2): Bring us up to date on…

In the Mix: Will Brownsberger

This is the latest installment in a series of interviews BloggingBelmont is doing with some of the leading thinkers and decision makers in the Belmont Community — those folks who help shape the town that we live in. For this…

The good news and…the good news!

A hearty congratulations to the 100+ town residents who turned out to support the School Committee’s plan to introduce full day kindergarten on Tuesday. As reported in the Citizen Herald, the School Committee voted 5-1 in favor of the full…

Full Day K goes up for a vote tonight

Supporters of full day kindergarten need to turn out tonight to the Chenery Middle School at 7:30 for an important School Committee meeting. At issue will be the School Dept.’s plan to introduce all day kindergarten to the town’s elementary…